The Sounders slipped back two spaces in the MLS standings Saturday -- to what would be the eighth and final MLS playoff position.
More scoreboard watching today where all three games can impact the Sounders position in the league.
New York will go into its game at Chicago two points ahead of Seattle. That one could be the first MLS game to feature five designated players on the pitch at the same time. Also starting the day two points up on Sounders FC is Dallas, which hosts Philadelphia.
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Then, the Sounders take the pitch at 8 p.m. against Houston, who is five points behind. Here's the TNT's Sounders-Dynamo preview. And here's a preview from the Houston Chronicle, featuring goalkeeper Tally Hall of Gig Harbor, who will start tonight in place of the injured Pat Onstad.
All three of today's games are televised: Philly-Dallas at 3 p.m. on Fox Soccer Channel, Red Bulls-Fire at 6 p.m. on ESPN2, and Dynamo-Sounders at 8 p.m. on KONG.